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  1. Bowman's Causeway gets green light for Florida Derby

    Mike Welsch

    Add Bowman's Causeway's name to the short list of 3-year-olds eyeing the $ 1 million Florida Derby.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2011
  2. Kentucky Derby prospect Dialed In preps for Florida Derby against...

    Mike Welsch

    Dialed In, winner of the Holy Bull Stakes, will prep for the Florida Derby by facing older horses in an optional claiming race Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2011
  3. Eskendereya leads Pletcher pack in Florida works

    Mike Welsch

    As if trainer Todd Pletcher won't have enough on his mind in the final two weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby, with as many as six potential starters in his barn including the current favorite, Eskendereya, now he has to stress about the weather too.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2010
  4. Ice Box steps up in Florida Derby

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer Nick Zito knew Ice Box was a much better horse than his fifth-place finish in the Fountain of Youth indicated.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2010
  5. Ice Box steps up in Florida Derby

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer Nick Zito knew Ice Box was a much better horse than his fifth-place finish in the Fountain of Youth indicated.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2010
  6. Rule still gives Pletcher a strong hand

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer Todd Pletcher showed off the strength of his Kentucky Derby hand in the days leading up to Saturday's $750,000 Florida Derby when he reshuffled the deck and withdrew one of his aces.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2010
  7. Buddy's Saint pointing to the Wood Memorial

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer Bruce Levine has all but ruled out any chance of making the Grade 1 Florida Derby here on March 20 with Buddy's Saint and will now focus on using the Grade 1 Wood Memorial two weeks later at Aqueduct for his 3-year-old's final Kentucky Derby prep.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2010
  8. Strong drill for Dunkirk in Florida for Kentucky Derby

    Mike Welsch

    On April 18, 2008, Big Brown worked five furlongs shortly after dawn in the near anonymity of the Palm Meadows Training Center here. Two weeks later, Big Brown was standing in the winner's circle at Churchill Downs after the Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2009
  9. Florida Derby: Quality Road beats Dunkirk

    Mike Welsch

    Quality Road established himself as a leading Kentucky Derby candidate by turning back the previously undefeated Dunkirk through the stretch to win Saturday's $750,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in track-record time.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2009
  10. Big Drama takes a detour in Swale Stakes

    Mike Welsch

    If everything had gone according to plan this winter, Big Drama would have been running in Saturday's main event at Gulfstream Park, the Grade 1 Florida Derby, as a final prep for a start in the Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  11. Derby do-or-die for Dunkirk

    Mike Welsch

    As trainer Todd Pletcher is concerned, Saturday's $750,000 Florida Derby is basically a "win or you're not in" situation for Dunkirk, his top 3-year-old prospect.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  12. Dunkirk's win puts him on Derby path

    Mike Welsch

    In a performance that catapulted him into the Kentucky Derby picture, Dunkirk overcame an adventurous trip to thoroughly dominate a very talented field of 3-year-old allowance rivals going 1 1/8 miles in Thursday's featured eighth race.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2009
  13. Bad post makes Beethoven's task difficult

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer John Ward Jr. had pretty much mapped out a plan for his Kentucky Derby hopeful Beethoven.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2009
  14. Smile Sprint setup looks good for Benny the Bull

    Mike Welsch

    The last time trainer Rick Dutrow saw south Florida was in late April as he boarded the flight transporting Big Brown to Kentucky to begin the incredible journey and roller-coaster ride of emotions that embodied the pair's Triple Crown quest.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2008
  15. Big Brown breezes five furlongs for Derby

    Mike Welsch

    Early Kentucky Derby favorite Big Brown worked five furlongs in 1:00.75 at Palm Meadows on Friday, his second breeze since winning the Grade 1 Florida Derby on March 29.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2008
  16. Big Brown stays unbeaten with Florida Derby romp

    Mike Welsch

    Big Brown completed the remarkable jump from virtual anonymity to the likely Kentucky Derby favorite in a period of less than four weeks after posting a five-length victory over Smooth Air and 10 other overmatched rivals in Saturday's Florida Derby.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2008